October 14, 2009
reviving a lost language
The fascinating story of the courageous Jewish scholar. Eliezer Ben Yehuda (1858-1922) devoted his life to making Hebrew the language of Palestine and to furthering the establishment of a Jewish state there. For any interessted in Jewish history, or of the language of Hebrew itself. An excelent recount of the man who 're-discovered' the language of Hebrew. This book is full of adventure & real life drama. It follows all the ups & downs of his rediscovery of the Hebrew language & the fierce opposition against him.